Nancy O’Hara is a meditation coach in real life who kills people in her fiction. She is the author of six books on the subject of mindfulness and meditation, including the bestselling Find a Quiet Corner, and two novels in the Alex Sullivan Zen Mystery series. Along with her writing, Nancy shares her experience through her Mindful Life Coaching practice, meditation classes, workshops, and retreats. She lives in New York City with her perfectly imperfect husband, trees outside her windows and noisy upstairs neighbors.
Burned out from the gritty streets and depraved criminals she deals with daily, NYPD Detective Alex Sullivan escapes to the only place she can find any peace—a Zen Monastery in the Catskill Mountains. But while there, the walls of this once peaceful sanctuary are breached by the horror of ritual murders and the slow acid drip of suspicion.
Two of Nancy O’Hara’s best-selling books now in a single volume. In the first book, O’Hara introduces mindful breathing, a practice that can help gain peace of mind. She offers suggestions for finding the time to devote to it, where to set up your quiet corner, and what to do once you’re there. The second book builds on these practices and shows you how to bring them into the rest of your life.
We take our breath for granted. Since this gives us our life it follows that we probably take it for granted as well. Learning to concentrate on your breath will refresh your zest for life and put you in awe once again of the majesty that surrounds you. FIND A QUIET CORNER will be your guide toward self-peace.
Building on the practice of mindful breathing introduced in FIND A QUIET CORNER, this companion book will teach you how to expand your newfound peace and serenity into all areas of life, and live without reservation, fear, or self-imposed impediments.
The quest to find personal satisfaction in our work can be daunting. According to Nancy O’Hara, we can find meaning in our jobs—but the first thing we have to do is look within ourselves. Grounded in principles of Zen Buddhism and full of real-life stories, Work from the Inside Out presents a simple plan to reclaim your job and your life—and ultimately find the ability to truly love what you do.
Desperate to put some distance between herself and New York City and to recover from a freak bicycle crash, NYPD Detective Alex Sullivan flees to Albuquerque. As soon as the wheels of her plane touch down, the bodies begin to drop.